A Los Angeles County woman and her four grandchildren were found dead inside their home on Sunday, sheriff’s department officials said Monday.
The mother of the children, including an infant, made the discovery in Lancaster, California, at around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, police officials told KTTV and The Associated Press. The father of the children, 29-year-old Germarcus Davis, later turned himself into the police, they said.
David was charged with several counts of homicide and is being held on $2 million bail, police said Monday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether David had an attorney.
The grandmother did not live with the family but had been babysitting, sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean told The Associated Press. He said he was unaware of any previous reports of domestic violence at the home.
Waki Jones, who worked for the family for several years, said he learned of the incident on Monday morning when he arrived to pick them up for school.
The deadly shootings occurred in the 3500 block of Garnet Lane near the intersection of Avenue J and 30th Street E, officials told KTTV.
A possible motive in the case has not yet been determined. Other details, including the victims’ names, were not provided.
Anyone with any information is can contact the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, they can submit anonymous tips online, or they can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.